AgroBusiness Times

Eight digital tools developed by IITA that every smart cassava farmer must have in 2020

February 8, 2020

Africa is a major producer of cassava in the world, but many farmers are recording low yield per hectare (less than 10 tons per ha) due to poor weed management, wrong application of fertilizers, low knowledge of cassava agronomy, and the cultivation of poor quality seeds with low genetic potential …

African Harvesters

Eight digital tools developed by IITA that every smart cassava farmer must have in 2020

February 10, 2020

Africa is a major producer of cassava in the world, but many farmers are recording low yield per hectare (less than 10 tons per ha) due to poor weed management, wrong application of fertilizers, low knowledge of cassava agronomy, and the cultivation of poor quality seeds with low genetic potential. On the flip side, countries in Asia have yield of more than 20 tons per ha. This is not cheery news, says Dr Bernard Vanlauwe, Director for Central Africa Hub at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

Reliefweb

IITA to present digital tools in cassava and maize farming systems to policymakers

29 Nov 2019

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the framework of the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) will on Monday present a series of digital innovation tools in cassava and maize cultivation to policy makers in Nigeria to empower extension workers and farmers in the country.

Vanguard

Agriculture: IITA seeks joint efforts on digital tools

DECEMBER 3, 2019

Dr. Alfred Dixon, Director for Development and Delivery, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, says joint efforts among stakeholders on the use of digital tools were needed to address the challenges in Nigeria’s agriculture sector.

Modern Ghana

Eight Digital Tools Developed By IITA That Every Smart Cassava Farmer Must Have In 2020

Febuary 6, 2020

Africa is a major producer of cassava in the world, but many farmers are recording low yield per hectare (less than 10 tons per ha) due to poor weed management, wrong application of fertilizers, low knowledge of cassava agronomy, and the cultivation of poor quality seeds with low genetic potential. On the flip side, countries in Asia have yield of more than 20 tons per ha. This is not cheery news, says Dr Bernard Vanlauwe, Director for Central Africa Hub at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

National Accord

Reflections from 2019 ACAI Annual Review & Planning Meeting in Zanzibar archipelago

December 29, 2019

The 2019 annual review and planning meeting of the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) has come and gone but the memories and scenes are still lingering.

Agro Africa

AKILIMO: ACAI unwraps advisory service to boost cassava production

January 7, 2020

A new agronomic advisory service called ‘AKILIMO’ has stemmed from the stables of the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI). The service is targeted at providing knowledge and recommendations to cassava farmers, so as to boost their cassava-based cropping systems.

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Agro Business Times

Father of Cassava, Dr. Dixon, proffers strategies on how researchers can disseminate agricultural innovations at scale

January 9, 2020

The Director of the Development and Delivery Office of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr. Alfred Dixon, has called for multiple linkages and collaborations for the dissemination of agricultural research outcomes.

Relief Web

Introduction of hermetic storage reduces food loss in Yobe

July 26, 2019

WFP, in collaboration with the Agricultural Development Project (ADP) and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), trained 300 farmers on post-harvest best practices – using hermetic storage technology.

Hermetic storage bags are airtight and waterproof, allowing farmers to store and save grains from infestations or destruction by insects, rodents, mould and moisture, thus preserving them for long periods of time.

Agro Nigeria

Cassava: IITA, ACAI to train 30,000 farmers on weed management

November 18,2019

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan in collaboration with the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) is set to train no fewer than 30,000 farmers on the “Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management and Best Planting Practices.’

Von

IITA, ACAI to train farmers on cassava ,weed management

November 17, 2019

No fewer than 30,000 farmers from Abia, Benue, Oyo, Ogun and Osun states will benefit from the training on the six steps to cassava weed management and best planting practices in November. The training is being organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, and African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI).

NNN

IITA, ACAI to train 30,000 farmers on cassava weed management

November 16, 2019

No fewer than 30,000 farmers from Abia, Benue, Oyo, Ogun and Osun states will benefit from the training on the six steps to cassava weed management and best planting practices in November.

Humanitarian News

Nigeria: IITA-ACAI to train 30,000 farmers in Abia, Benue, Oyo, Osun and Ogun states

November 16, 2019

About 30,000 farmers from Abia, Benue, Oyo, Ogun and Osun state will benefit from the training on the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management & Best Planting Practices, says Godwin Atser, ACAI Digital Extension & Advisory Services Specialist today.

Relief web

Policymakers commend IITA for efforts on digital agriculture

19 December, 2019

Policymakers comprising commissioners of agriculture, permanent secretaries and program managers of Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs) in Nigeria have lauded efforts by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture.

The Guardian

Policymakers commend IITA on digital agriculture

22 December 2019

Policymakers comprising commissioners of agriculture, permanent secretaries and program managers of Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs) have lauded efforts of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture.

National Wire

Policymakers Commend IITA For Efforts On Digital Agriculture

19 December, 2019

Policymakers comprising commissioners of agriculture, permanent secretaries and program managers of Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs) in Nigeria have lauded efforts by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture.

Humanitarian News

Nigeria: Policymakers commend IITA for efforts on digital agriculture

19 December, 2019

Policymakers comprising commissioners of agriculture, permanent secretaries and program managers of Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs) in Nigeria have lauded efforts by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture

Mega Icon Magazine

Policymakers laud IITA for efforts on digital agriculture

19 December, 2019

Policymakers, comprising commissioners of agriculture, permanent secretaries and program managers of Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs) in Nigeria have commended efforts by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture.

Modern Ghana

Policymakers laud IITA for efforts on digital agriculture

19 December, 2019

Policymakers, comprising commissioners of agriculture, permanent secretaries and program managers of Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs) in Nigeria have commended efforts by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture.

Seed Quest

Policymakers commend International Institute of Tropical Agriculture for efforts on digital agriculture

19 December, 2019

Policymakers comprising commissioners of agriculture, permanent secretaries and program managers of Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs) in Nigeria have lauded efforts by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture.

Africa Science News

Nigeria: Policymakers commend IITA for efforts on digital agriculture

20 December 2019

Policymakers in Nigeria have lauded efforts by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture.